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-- the whole gist of this column is that jim demint's time is up for the tea party? >> what he has said is that he does feel like he was successful in getting about half a dozen te party backed republicans in the senate who would not have been there if not for him. it is also true that he had some important candidate who is did not win and you can bet that senator mcconnell heard that senator demint is coming -- >> and of the candidates that jim demint backed in states that were red states and the republicans should have won, there's a number of republicans up to mitch mcconnell, the republican leader who believed they would be in the majority today if not for some of the candidates. >> there's a little bit too much demoralization, everybody's so -- very similar to what it was like after the 2004 election, when george w. bush was elected and liberal democrats saying, oh, my gosh, we're never going to win another election, i always caution people are conservative like me, look, republicans can make a come back, they can win in 2014 and 16. you shouldn't abandon your basic principles, in
given up a lot. the cost has been lower. >> let me -- i want to move you to the jim demint departure. i know i'm taking you out of your comfort zone as little bit. everybody feel free to chime in. what caught my attention was a column today by ross in "the new york times" who wrote this chapter, the demint chan ter, the tea party chapter, call it what you will, is probably a necessary stage for the american right. it's normal for defeated parties and movements to turn inward for a period of ideological retrenchment before new thinking takes hold. now, the reason demint is leaving is because time is up for the tea party. >> i don't think so. he got a dozen tea party-backed republicans elected to the senate that would not have been there were it not for him. it's also true that he supported some candidates thatdy did not win. you can bet mitch mcconnell was not unhappy he left. he feels he's not a majority leader because of demint is there. there's a lot of "ding dong the which is gone" sentiment. >> a lot of republicans up to mitch mcconnell the senate republican leader who believed they
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